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AUDIO: Kansas Wesleyan Coaches Show 12-18

Pat StrathmanDecember 19, 2017

The Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes are officially on the holiday break. And the Kansas Wesleyan Coaches Show goes dormant for a couple weeks as well.  The program will be back on January 8, 2018,  from 6 to 7 pm, live at Burger Theory inside the Holiday Inn just past Lowe’s. Come in for the $6.99 Build-Your-Own-Burger Special that includes a side. Various members of the Wesleyan athletic departme...

No. 14/13 Jayhawks Soar Past Omaha, 109-64

KU Athletics ReleaseDecember 19, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas senior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk recorded 26 points to lead the Jayhawks to a 109-64 win against Omaha in Allen Fieldhouse Monday night. KU shot over 62 percent from the field on the night, while five players ended up scoring in double figures. The win improved Kansas to 9-2 on the season, while Omaha fell to 3-11 in 2017-18. Mykhailiuk picked up where he left off S...

Chiefs Handle Chargers to Seize Control of AFC West

Pat StrathmanDecember 17, 2017

Kansas City is back to its old identity. Quarterback Alex Smith threw two touchdowns, rookie Kareem Hunt ran for over 150 yards and the Chiefs routed the Los Angeles Chargers 30-13 on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium. Both defenses didn't give an inch as the lone score of the opening quarter was a 31-yard field goal by KC kicker Harrison Butker as time expired. Not much changed in the second fr...

Mykhailiuk’s Three Lifts No. 13/12 Kansas Past Nebraska, 73-72

KU Athletics ReleaseDecember 16, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. - Trailing 72-70 with less than 30 seconds remaining, Kansas senior Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk connected on the go-ahead three-pointer to help the No. 13/12 Jayhawks to a 73-72 win over Nebraska inside Pinnacle Bank Arena Saturday night. Sophomore Udoka Azubuike led all scorers with a career-high 26 points, while senior Devonte' Graham added 18 points. The win broke a two-game losing s...

Sneed’s Career-High Leads K-State Past SE Missouri State, 89-71

KSU Athletics ReleaseDecember 16, 2017

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Sophomore Xavier Sneed paced four Wildcats in double figures with a career-best 23 points, as Kansas State connected on a season-best 62.5 percent from the field in an 89-71 win over SE Missouri State on Saturday night at Bramlage Coliseum. Sneed, who posted his second 20-point game in his last four outing, was joined in double figures by juniors Dean Wade (19) and Kamau Sto...

Salina Saints Defeat KC Soul, 115-107

Saints Press ReleaseDecember 16, 2017

It wasn't pretty, but a win none the less. In a Saturday afternoon game, the Salina Saints took on visiting KC Soul in inner Division Play.  The crowd was captivated by Jackie Kramer's The Vision dance company out of Hays KS which performed in the pre-game and then awed by The Stepz from Salina at half time, but the Saints struggled getting in step all game.  The Saints picked up from where t...

Shockers Fall to Oklahoma, 91-83

WSU Athletics ReleaseDecember 16, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. – Freshman standout Trae Young scored a game-high 29 points, and No. rv/24 Oklahoma handed No. 3/3 Wichita State just its sixth home loss in the last seven seasons, 91-83, Saturday afternoon at INTRUST Bank Arena. Darral Willis Jr. led the way for WSU (8-2) with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Landry Shamet (17), Conner Frankamp (14) and Shaquille Morris (10) joined him in double-fig...

Ell-Saline Falters in HOA-CPL Challenge

Morgan LillichDecember 16, 2017

The Ell-Saline Cardinals carried the momentum of a Tuesday doubleheader sweep at Ellinwood into Saturday's Heart of America vs. Central Plains League Challenge matchups at McPherson College in McPherson. On paper, both the boys' and girls' from Ell-Saline and their respective opponents appeared to be evenly matched.  The Cardinal boys entered the afternoon at 2-3, squaring off with a 2-3 Medic...

AUDIO: Coaches Corner 12-16

Pat StrathmanDecember 16, 2017

The basketball season is in full swing. As is the Coaches Corner, live from Russell's Restaurant every Saturday from 8 to 9 am. Join 11 different high school basketball coaches from the area as they recap the week's action. Girls basketball coaches on show: Salina Central's Chris Fear, Salina South's Ryan Stuart, Sacred Heart's Arnold Schmidtberger, Southeast of Saline's Shauna Smith and El...

Backes’ 4th Powers Mustangs Past Cougars, SC Boys Roll

Pat StrathmanDecember 16, 2017

Salina Central senior Elisa Backes was frustrated by Salina South's defense all night long. But when the game mattered most, the future Nebraska-Kearney Loper made the difference. Backes spun down the left lane and buried a left-handed hook shot with four seconds left to give Central its 11th-straight win over rival South, 48-44. The game started with the Mustangs in control 12-6, but the...

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